Creamy Zucchini Smoothie {dairy-free}

Zucchini in a smoothie? Yep, that can totally be a thing! A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day!

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Zucchini in a smoothie? Yep, that can totally be a thing! A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day! #paleosmoothie #dairyfreesmoothie #veggieloadedsmoothie #thenaturalnurturer #thenaturalnurturerrecipes #healthybreakfast #veggieloadedbreakfast #easyhealthybreakfast

Yep. I went there. I put zucchini in a smoothie! But that probably won't come as much of a surprise to many of you longtime and faithful TNNers, as I have been making smoothies with unconventional ingredients for years. My Sunrise Butternut Squash Smoothie and Creamy Cauliflower & Blueberry Smoothie are two of my MOST POPULAR recipes and ones that you guys always email me about.

Zucchini in a smoothie? Yep, that can totally be a thing! A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day! #paleosmoothie #dairyfreesmoothie #veggieloadedsmoothie #thenaturalnurturer #thenaturalnurturerrecipes #healthybreakfast #veggieloadedbreakfast #easyhealthybreakfast

I have been a smoothie-going-gal for many many years. Green smoothies were kind of my introduction into real food many moons ago. I just loved how easy they are to whip up on a busy morning, how they could be made to to adapt to my family's personal taste preferences (or what what I had on hand) and that they sent us into our day with bellies and bodies full of plant goodness.

Green smoothies also kinda started my obsession with veggie-loading as many foods as I could! I mean, if I could so easily get veggies in at breakfast....what else could I easily add veggies to? The answer is: SO MANY THINGS!

Zucchini in a smoothie? Yep, that can totally be a thing! A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day! #paleosmoothie #dairyfreesmoothie #veggieloadedsmoothie #thenaturalnurturer #thenaturalnurturerrecipes #healthybreakfast #veggieloadedbreakfast #easyhealthybreakfast

Anyway...so yeah, I am a hardcore and seasoned smoothie groupie. There are few vegetables and fruits that I haven't tried in a smoothie (except for brussels sprouts, that is where I draw the line) and I have discovered so many wonderful blends over the years!

Like this Creamy Zucchini Smoothie. I have been making a versions of this smoothie for a couple of years now. I discovered a while back that adding a zucchini to a smoothie gives it a lovely creamy consistency like a banana and often found myself subbing zucchinis for bananas in my smoothies for the extra punch of veggies!

Zucchini in a smoothie? Yep, that can totally be a thing! A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day! #paleosmoothie #dairyfreesmoothie #veggieloadedsmoothie #thenaturalnurturer #thenaturalnurturerrecipes #healthybreakfast #veggieloadedbreakfast #easyhealthybreakfast

And since we all have zucchini coming out of our ears from this end-of-summer heat, I thought *this* was the perfect time to unleash a new and out-of-the-box smoothie recipe that involved the lovely zucchini!

Wonderfully creamy, chocked full of green veggie goodness and naturally sweetened with frozen mangoes...THIS is going to be your new go-to green smoothie recipe!

Also check out Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins! I have a feeling you'll love 'em!

Zucchini in a smoothie? Yep, that can totally be a thing! A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day! #paleosmoothie #dairyfreesmoothie #veggieloadedsmoothie #thenaturalnurturer #thenaturalnurturerrecipes #healthybreakfast #veggieloadedbreakfast #easyhealthybreakfast
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Creamy Zucchini Smoothie {dairy-free}

Zucchini in a smoothie? Yep, that can totally be a thing! A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day!

prep time: 3 minscook time: total time: 3 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk

  • 1 cup chopped zucchini (I have used both fresh zucchini and steamed and then frozen zucchini in this recipe. Both work wonderfully.)

  • 1-2 handfuls of baby spinach or other greens

  • 2 tablespoons collagen peptides (optional, this is the brand I use)

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 ripe avocado

  • 1-2 cup frozen mango, or to taste depending on how sweet you like it

instructions

  1. Combine milk, zucchini, and spinach in a blender and blend until smooth and the greens are well chopped.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Portion into glasses and enjoy immediately. 
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